Feeling Great… but wishing for at least a little Halloween candy.

Okay, now that the flu is behind me, I can honestly say that I feel great.

I didn’t know what to expect when I started this yeast-free adventure but I feel as though a fog has lifted.  I feel clearer, more energetic and I’m loosing weight.  I’ve lost 5 pounds in 10 days. 

The best part is that I don’t even feel like I’m on a diet, or at least not the kinds I’ve tried in the past.  I’m not constantly thinking about food and I’m not very hungry most of the time.

There are still a few challenges.  Breakfast is the biggest one.  I have no idea what to eat for breakfast most days.  I’ve made some pretty flavourless pancakes and I’ve decided to give up on the first batch of my yeast-free bagels (don’t worry, I’ll try again).  Since I don’t like eggs and oatmeal, there is not much left. I love the dairy free crepes and want to try some potato latkes but those are too time consuming for a weekday morning.

I am finding a few more cravings in the past few days.  With two Dude birthdays and Halloween, I’m finding a few more things around the house I want but can’t have.  However, I also haven’t been good at keeping yummy snacks available so when I’m hungry I see what I can’t have rather than reaching for something I can (though that wouldn’t solve the problem of the Halloween candy.  I go through that every year.  I’m just weaker willed usually).

I promised I start sharing some recipes so here is one that keeps me going.  I can’t eat store bought hummus because of sugar and vinegar content but, with a food processor, it’s easy to make at home.

1 can chick peas
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup oil
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 or 2 cloves of garlic
1 Tbsp (or more or less depending on desired spice) of curry powder.

Throw it all in a food processor and then let it sit for a half hour or so to let the flavours mingle.
I keep this in the fridge as a dip for rice crackers, carrots or my new favorite crackers Mary’s Organic (love these!).

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2 Responses to Feeling Great… but wishing for at least a little Halloween candy.

  1. Lisa MacColl says:

    Try Quinoa Megan. It's kind of like barley in taste and texture.You cook it 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa, and add about 1 tbsp of liquid honey. Then add fresh fruit when it's done. Peaches and raspberries are particularly good with it. It's gluten free, yeast free.

  2. Atlantic Writer says:

    Thanks. Quinoa has been a staple. I make a sort of Greek salad out of it and have it for lunch a lot. Unfortuantely, honey and fruit are out of the diet so I'm still looking for good breakfast ideas.

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